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How To Create A WordPress Copyright Footer Message

How To Create A WordPress Copyright Footer Message

Last Updated: August 17, 2009 11:14 pm 8 comments


This is a very simple method on how you can generate a dynamically changing copyright notice in your WordPress footer which will update each year without manually having to change it…

To edit the text in your footer you will have to locate your “footer.php” file inside your template directory, normally located at:


Using the built-in theme file editor, located under:

Appearance->Editor->Select Theme->footer.php

Open footer.php


You will notice the copyright notice in the footer of this site.

Use this code.

Copyright ©
<?php echo date("Y"); ?>
<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>
All Rights Reserved.

The Output

Copyright & 2014 Martin All Rights Reserved.

OR Include a link back to your site

Copyright &copy; <?php echo date("Y"); ?>
 All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2014 Martin All Rights Reserved.

copy the code and paste it into your theme,

like I said “nice and simple”…

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